TITLE

HANSENÍASE X EXCLUSÃO SOCIAL: ESTUDO DE ATUALIZAÇÃO

AUTHOR(S)
Neves, Isabela de Sousa; Costa Rivemales, Maria da Conceição
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p381
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to perform a literature review on the relationship between leprosy and social exclusion, contextualizing aspects relating to how the society and health professionals are positioned to face this problem. Methods: this is a literature review, performed from journals, books, dissertations, and databases of health, from 1984 to 2006. The phases of the research were, respectively, the identification and location of theoretical framework to address the issue under study, the archiving of material found on obtaining information relevant to the study, and finally, drafting of the work. Results: leprosy should be considered not only its magnitude but also the important political, cultural and technique that promotes social discrimination, economic damage and human suffering. The psychological scars inherited from other historical moments and changement the name "leprosy" to "leprosy" not finished the prejudice experienced by leprosy patients. Often these people are affected by prejudice in his family and also by health professionals. Conclusion: the lack of update on leprosy by health professionals, disadvantage the diagnosis and treatment of disease, affecting also the educational activities with patients and community. The social inclusion of people with leprosy should be based on joint actions of the state as provider of public policy, and society as regards the exercise of citizenship.
ACCESSION #
52490483

 

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